Carpenter Dam

Carpenter Dam

Carpenter Dam Park is a wonderful park on the east end of Lake Hamilton right next to the dam. This park covers approximately 15 acres and is perfect for spending the afternoon picnicking and marveling at the beauty of nature. Rainbow trout and striper are in...

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Community Support – August 2021

Community Support – August 2021

It takes everyone, working together, to create environments and communities within which children, youth, and families can flourish. Responsibility must be shared among professionals and non-professionals, among community members and non-community members, across...

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River Fishing for Trout

River Fishing for Trout

The tailwaters below Blakely, Carpenter, and Remmel Dams on the Ouachita River are seasonally stocked to enhance opportunities for anglers in the southern part of the state to fish for trout. Catchable rainbow trout are stocked from November through April, when water...

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Arkansas: The Natural State

Arkansas: The Natural State

Arkansas is indeed a natural state with more than 2.9 million acres in three national forests, 600,000 acres of lakes, 9,000 miles of streams and rivers, and 1,500 miles of hiking trails. With an abundant population of game animals, hunters from around the world come...

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Saline River

Saline River

Paddle your canoe on the Saline River, one of the last major undammed streams in the Ouachita Mountain system. The river offers excellent fishing, scenery and backcountry floating and is considered one of the most underrated fishing rivers in Arkansas with smallmouth...

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Ouachita River

Ouachita River

Below Lake Ouachita, the Ouachita River continues through the Ouachita Mountains, though two dams interrupt its flow near the resort town of Hot Springs to form lakes Hamilton and Catherine. Below Lake Catherine, the stream travels south past Arkadelphia before...

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Caddo River

Caddo River

Above the lake, the Caddo River is rated as an excellent "family" float stream, and outfitters, cabins, and other lodging are available. Below DeGray, the Caddo continues some four miles before joining the lower Ouachita River just north of Arkadelphia.

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Lake DeGray

Lake DeGray

As evidenced by its popularity for fishing, camping, swimming, water-skiing, and other water sports, the 13,400-acre DeGray Lake is a prime vacation and weekend getaway in west-central Arkansas. Situated among ridges of the Ouachita Mountains and formed by a dam...

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